Recap – OTN Tour EMEA – Baku, Azerbaijan – 2016

Working on a Saturday is not common for me but happens from time to time mostly when I travel abroad or when a customer has a critical upgrade or migration on a weekend.

Having 120 skilled and enthusiastic people in a conference day on a Saturday is VERY UNCOMMON. And having them stay from 9am to 6pm is a sign that the selection of topics fit the interest of the audience – and the presenters got their attention the entire day.

Please find the slides and the Hands-On-Lab here:

I’m full of a ton of positive emotions (you know that Germans are ice cold and keep their feelings mostly under control, don’t you *haha*) – still two days later. That was such a amazing day in Azerbaijan. I haven’t been to this country before neither have I visited Baku. The only thing I knew about Baku was from my youth days when I used to play chess in our school team and tried to learn from Garri Kasparov’s books. He was born in Baku.

The city is beautiful. Unfortunately I didn’t see much as I wished as I had to rush back to Germany. But looking at the 1000s of pictures Oracle ACE Director Joรฉl Perez has taken in two days it is very scenic. Speaking of the other presenters I learned a lot from everybody, Chris Antonini from Trivadis, Bjรถrn Rost from Pythias and of course from Joel.

And … I know now – thanks to the AzerOUG‘s president Kamran Agayev that ALT+N advances the Java-based DBUA when the NEXT button is outside of your screen’s scope and does not appear no matter what you do. Thanks my friend, you saved me ๐Ÿ™‚

Congrats also to all the organizers – everything worked perfectly well.

The conference got even attention in television:

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I hope I can come back soon with a bit more time to look around.

CU all soon!

–Mike

3 thoughts on “Recap – OTN Tour EMEA – Baku, Azerbaijan – 2016

  1. Hi Mike!

    Thank you for this amazing blog post about my country
    my lovely city and about our user group.

    Thank you very much!

    See you next events

    Mahir

  2. Mahir,

    it was my pleasure – and thanks for taking care on us and giving us such a great time – and organizing such a great event with so many wonderful, skilled and interested people.

    I hope I can come back soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers
    Mike

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